October 23, 2005 |
As Hurricane Wilma looms in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Joan R. Kropf is among the worried. She is deputy director of the Salvador Dali Museum, which houses more than $200 million in one-of-a-kind art in a warehouse on this city's Bayboro Harbor. The museum holds the largest collection of artworks from the 20th century surrealist outside of his native Spain in the converted marine storage warehouse.
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October 12, 1985 |
Los Angeles police have served a search warrant on a Granada Hills home and seized more than 50 paintings, drawings and lithographs that an artist claims belong to him. The artist, Helmut Preiss, 44, formerly of Vienna, who now lives in West Hollywood, told authorities that the works were being illegally held by a man who had contracted to sell them but never paid him any money.
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July 7, 2010
Johnny Sellers Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Sellers, 72, a hall of fame jockey who rode Carry Back to victory in the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, died Friday at a nursing home in Arkansas, his son Mark told the Daily Racing Form. A Los Angeles native who grew up in Oklahoma, Sellers also won the 1965 Belmont Stakes with Hail to All. He was the leading thoroughbred jockey in 1961 and finished his riding career in 1977 with 2,787 victories. Sellers later became a bloodstock agent.
March 21, 2013 |
Amid his pensive, engrossing paintings now at Roberts & Tilton, Noah Davis has planted something of a joke: a tight, U-shaped mini-exhibition space formed by temporary walls covered in scuffed gray fabric. Three small oil paintings hang within but are impossible to see well. "Stacked Cubicles/My Last Art Fair" offers an uncharacteristic moment of levity from Davis, a knowing poke at the crowded and often claustrophobic conditions of art fairs, a self-deprecating snicker at his allotted sliver of visibility.
September 7, 2013 |
The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person. Elliot Richardson has four - one for each department he headed in the 1970s, including the Defense Department, where he was secretary for just four months. Donald H. Rumsfeld has two on display at the Pentagon, one for each of his stints as Defense secretary. Scores of others - Cabinet members, congressional leaders, heads of agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation and military leaders - are immortalized in oil paintings, an enduring tradition that has become part of the nation's historical record.
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December 26, 1990 |
More than 25 years ago, Roland Roy encountered one too many victims of violent crime. As a rookie cop on the Honolulu police force, Roy despised the violence and decided to switch to art after a picture he sketched of a murder suspect led to an arrest. Today, his paintings hang in galleries across the country and, this month, in a restaurant in Ventura to benefit victims of domestic abuse.
August 22, 1996 |
Group shows are usually studies in contrast, and sometimes, exercises in patience, with viewers straining to find connections. Thankfully, things mostly fall together in the exhibition now at the Lankershim Arts Center titled "Oil Paintings by Emerging Artists from the R. Amitai Studio."
June 20, 1987 |
To hear Lee J. Wexler tell it, the art of watercolor painting has a slight image problem. Wexler, the president of the National Watercolor Society, believes the medium is often misunderstood or taken too lightly by the art community at large. Watercolors are invariably credited for their "evanescent, delicate beauty and demanding technique," but it can be a hollow compliment.
July 16, 1995 |
Several stories lie behind Wendy Sussman's series of paintings at the University of Judaism's Platt Gallery, and some are more obvious than others. For example, it would be difficult to know, without being told, that many of the 12 oil paintings are a Kaddish--a prayer for parents; hers died about five years ago.